ERIC Number: ED317561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A New Look at Student Achievement. Critical Issues in Student Achievement. Paper No. 2.
To enhance activities and programs directed toward improving the teaching of reading, writing, and thinking skills in the southwest region, this document, part of a series of papers on this issue is presented. A new look at student achievement is necessary because the information age is making new demands. There has been a shift in education away from a focus on the products of education toward a focus on the processes that support the understanding and usefulness of the content. The trend in process-based education is to increase the range of experiences incorporated in an instructional sequence. New approaches to diversifying the educational environment include the use of partnerships with parents and businesses and the use of technology. New process-oriented assessment and performance indicators also form part of the school reform movement. The socio-economic context in which the education system functions is another factor influencing the definition of student achievement. It is helpful to define student achievement in terms of an integrated framework of factors to evaluate the significance of the effects educational reform efforts have. An example of a successful school improvement project is Parents as Partners in Reading, a parent involvement program in Louisiana. Such a program addresses tomorrow's problems today. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Process Education, Program Improvement, Reading Instruction, Thinking Skills, Writing Instruction
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701-3281. ($3.00 plus $1.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For related documents, see TM 014 589 and TM 014 591.